We all love Scott Dann, how could you not? The towering centre-back has been a huge presence in Alan Pardew’s side all season long both defensively and in front of goal. At the moment, the Player Of The Year award is his to lose.
Now, thanks to the club’s excellent media team, we have been treated to an up-close individual look at the big man in training, as he and the rest of the squad prepare for the visit of Watford to Selhurst Park this weekend.
The video begins with Dann admitting that he is going to have change his boots after having a problem with them, before making a bleeped out (genuinely amusing) joke about his recent fine form in front of goal, you’ll love him all the more for it, trust me.
We then see the former Blackburn man being put through his paces over the course of a full session, throughout which he looks as assured as ever, not that we’d expect anything less from him.
The last stages of the clip see Scott indulging in some shooting practice, highlighting the impressive technique he possesses when forced to strike a ball at goal.
It’s in the final few seconds of the footage that we see him unleash an absolute screamer into the top right-hand corner with the nonchalant ease of a 30-goal a season striker. Believe me, once you watch it, you’ll believe more than ever before that Scotty could do a job for us as an auxiliary frontman if he is ever required to. There was simply no saving it.